Landmark art space reopens
After a lick of paint and a shake-up of space, Artstation is opening its doors for a new term.
The Ponsonby Rd creative institution was closed for restructuring in December after years of operating at a loss. It reopened this month.
There are new galleries located on the ground floor and upgraded workshop space for hire.
Artists in need of studio space can now make use of a cell in the building’s refurbished cell block from its former life as a police barracks.
Even a padded room is available for hire.
It is hoped the changes mark a turning point for the Ponsonby landmark, senior arts and culture programme leader Tracey Williams says.
‘‘This is just the beginning of a positive future for the space.
‘‘The changes to the building aren’t the end of that.’’
Art space: Artstation, a former police barracks, has reopened after a refurbishment.
Cells including a padded room in the old cell block at Artstation are now available as artist space.